South Asian Couples: Support Each Other During Times of Stress

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Srishti sunk into the sofa and burst into tears. “What happened,” Sapan, her husband, asked. “Who was on the phone?” “It was my mother. My father has cancer,” Srishti said between sobs. Sapan sat beside her and hugged her while she cried. “I can’t believe this is happening. He’s so …

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Breaking the Cycle of Fighting

Most couples who fight in an unhealthy manner have a common pattern in their arguments. One person says something critical which is responded to with contempt and resentment. This incites defensiveness in the original partner who continues to attack causing the second partner to mentally check out of the conversation. …

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5 Reasons Why You Don’t Have Your Ideal Relationship

Do you find yourself fighting with your partner often or wondering why you don’t feel satisfied in your relationship? Have  you tried to think of everything possible to help your partner change so that you can have the relationship that you want but you still don’t have it? The answer …

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South Asian Couples: Validate Your Partner

One of the easiest negative relationship patterns to get into is believing that your position is right and is the only position that can be right. In fact, many clinicians are quick to point out, that in a conversation there is your truth, your partner’s truth and the real truth …

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South Asian Relationships: How to Compromise Without Fighting

Whether it’s about who washes the dishes, who picks up the children from soccer practice or how often to have sex, relationships require constant compromise to ensure the health and happiness of both partners. This is expected as two entirely different individuals have come together to build a joint life …

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South Asian Couples: Talking About Talking

He could tell that she was upset. She always walked a little harder, closed doors a little louder and would rarely look him in the eye. He could tell his anxiety was increasing as he wracked his brain trying to figure out what he had done wrong. He had to …

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South Asian Men Can be Victims of Abuse

Richa  had reached her limit. Her youngest daughter, who was 2 years old, was sick with the flu, her son who was 6 had chicken pox and her 8 year old daughter needed supplies for an art project, which she forgot to pick up. With two young children crying and …

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South Asian Relationships: 6 Tips to Help Her Stop Nagging

“Don’t forget to call the doctor today,” Vaishali called over her shoulder as she went to wash her hands after breakfast. Ninad was loading his cereal bowl in the dishwasher when he heard the reminder. She had already told him this what seemed like 90 times the night before. Vaishali …

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